Age: 18

Hometown: Macks Creek, Mo.

Parents: Billy and Raquel Seaholm

Siblings: Alyssa and Emma 

FFA Chapter: Macks Creek High School

Advisor: Debbie Wommack

What is your involvement in agriculture and FFA? “I’ve worked with my grandfather, Ken Seaholm, helping him to raise his meat goats. He has about 20 of them. Mostly I’ve worked in FFA on the leadership skills. 

“I work at the Little Niangua Campground on the river so a lot of my work is in outdoor recreation. During the summer, I also work at Point Oasis, tying up and gassing the boats at our re-fueling station on the lake. I work with a lot of people which is a good way to get out and meet people who come here from all over. I’m kind of shy but I do like meeting people, especially those who come here from other countries. It’s really helped me to grow as a person, to find out I can function even outside of my comfort zone.

“I’ve worked with chickens here in the classroom, including raising chicks to be used as layers for a fellow student. I’ve competed on the contest teams on the state level and I especially liked the floriculture competition and listening to the keynote speakers. I also got to go to FFA Camp at Kaiser, Mo., last summer and that was really great.”

Other activities? “I participate in National Honor Society (NHS), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), the yearbook committee and the student council. It all takes a lot of time. My favorite hobbies are reading, movies, and enjoying the outdoors.”

What are your plans for the future? “After high school, I plan to go to the University of Missouri at Columbia and study animal science. My ultimate goal is to go to veterinary school and become a small animal vet. I know that’s a big commitment, one I’m already planning for, setting aside savings and planning ahead for scholarships and student loans.”

http://www.ozarksfn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/TaylorSeaholm-1024x765.jpghttp://www.ozarksfn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/TaylorSeaholm-150x150.jpgLaura L. ValentiMissouri YouthYouth in AgricultureMacks Creek,Missouri,Taylor SeaholmAge: 18Hometown: Macks Creek, Mo.Parents: Billy and Raquel SeaholmSiblings: Alyssa and Emma FFA Chapter: Macks Creek High SchoolAdvisor: Debbie WommackWhat is your involvement in agriculture and FFA? “I’ve worked with my grandfather, Ken Seaholm, helping him to raise his meat goats. He has about 20 of them. Mostly I’ve worked...The Ozarks' most read farm newspaper, reaching more than 58,000 readers in Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma